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Spanish Capstone - Greensburg Campus

This guide will assist undergraduate students in developing and writing their senior thesis in the Spanish Capstone Seminar, SPAN 1950.

Spanish Senior Capstone Seminar

This guide will assist you in developing your research topic and subsequent paper for SPAN 1950: Senior Capstone Seminar in Spanish or for other projects in this area of study.  It will also provide you with links to helpful sites, including PittCat, online databases, and online tutorials.

The Spanish major at Pitt-Greensburg is "designed to strengthen written and spoken language skills," provide "a solid background in history, society, and politics," and familiarize students with the "literary and cultural heritage" of Spanish-speaking cultures.

The Research Process in a Nutshell

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject. For example:
    • Tango
    • Virgin of Guadalupe
    • Argentinian literature
    • Spanish Civil War
    • Junot Diaz
  • Search PittCat and subject-oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully.
  • Don't forget that you can always ask a librarian for help!

These two sample worksheets will help you to develop a search strategy and understand how to evaluate a scholarly journal article.